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The Imperative & The Circle

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The only thing we can be sure of is our own awareness. That we exist. It is from this knowledge that we can infer that survival is important.

In the past I have written about a vision for human civilizational flourishing, and would like to follow up those thoughts briefly now. More to the point, I wish to offer a deeper or foundational basis for those previous ideas. One might consider this to be a simple philosophical basis for action in the 21st Century. These thoughts are also directly relevant to my most recent post, about The Singularity & Convergent Risk.

Assume Nothing

The simplest, most pure basis for any philosophy – especially one that would be in harmony with empirical science – is to assume nothing. Start at the beginning, examine all assumptions.

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